Wednesday, January 26 2022

Who’s Playing

Utah @ Milwaukee

Current Records: Utah 4-1; Milwaukee 3-3

What to Know

The Milwaukee Bucks are 3-9 against the Utah Jazz since February of 2016, but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Sunday. They will face off at 7 p.m. ET Oct. 31 at Fiserv Forum without much rest after finishing up games yesterday. The Bucks are out to stop a four-game streak of losses at home.

The point spread favored Milwaukee this past Saturday, but luck did not. They fell to the San Antonio Spurs 102-93. The top scorer for Milwaukee was power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (28 points). That makes it three consecutive games in which Giannis Antetokounmpo has had at least ten rebounds.

Meanwhile, Utah came up short against the Chicago Bulls this past Saturday, falling 107-99. One thing holding Utah back was the mediocre play of point guard Jordan Clarkson, who did not have his best game: he finished with 16 points on 5-for-19 shooting and turned the ball over four times in his 29 minutes on the court.

Milwaukee is now 3-3 while the Jazz sit at 4-1. A pair of defensive stats to keep an eye on: The Bucks have allowed their opponents to shoot 46.50% from the floor on average, which is the fifth highest shooting percentage allowed in the league. Utah’s defense has more to brag about, as they they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 40.30%, which places them second in the league.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Fiserv Forum — Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • TV: NBATV
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $14.00

Odds

The Jazz are a slight 1-point favorite against the Bucks, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line on this game has moved a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Bucks as a 1-point favorite.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Utah have won nine out of their last 12 games against Milwaukee.

  • Feb 12, 2021 – Utah 129 vs. Milwaukee 115
  • Jan 08, 2021 – Utah 131 vs. Milwaukee 118
  • Nov 25, 2019 – Milwaukee 122 vs. Utah 118
  • Nov 08, 2019 – Utah 103 vs. Milwaukee 100
  • Mar 02, 2019 – Utah 115 vs. Milwaukee 111
  • Jan 07, 2019 – Milwaukee 114 vs. Utah 102
  • Dec 09, 2017 – Milwaukee 117 vs. Utah 100
  • Nov 25, 2017 – Utah 121 vs. Milwaukee 108
  • Feb 24, 2017 – Utah 109 vs. Milwaukee 95
  • Feb 01, 2017 – Utah 104 vs. Milwaukee 88
  • Mar 20, 2016 – Utah 94 vs. Milwaukee 85
  • Feb 05, 2016 – Utah 84 vs. Milwaukee 81

Source: CBSSports.com

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